While the coastal region of the Palmetto state is filled with ideal locations to visit and perhaps live, the low-lying areas make mold and wood rot a growing concern. Unfortunately, mold and wood rot thrive in dark places containing unseasoned lumbar and a high level of moisture. Continue reading.
There’s no doubt that the benefits of pesticides are well recognized, as they provide protection for much of today’s food supply, while controlling certain diseases. As such, pesticides (or a mix of several) are used to destroy or mitigate pests such as insects, rodents, fungi and weeds. While their usage remains widespread across the U.S. for both occupational and conventional purposes, no form of pest control using pesticides is perfectly safe, as explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading.
While cool temperatures continue to linger throughout the Southeast, there’s no question that many families are already planning a summer full of fun along the coast. Whether you’re one to sit on the beach for hours, go deep-sea fishing or catch the latest wave of sporting activities on the water, it’s important to exercise caution if you choose to participate in popular commercial water sports such as parasailing. Continue reading.
When it comes to alcohol-related accidents, every state handles liability differently. While a claim can be made against a drunk driver that has caused an accident, for instance, a separate claim can be established against the bar or liquor store that provided or sold alcohol to the intoxicated driver prior to the crash. A Dram Shop Law allows this type of claim in South Carolina, as explained by NOLO. Even so, there is not a specific statute for a dram shop claim in the state. These claims have been authorized through the years from decisions handed down by South Carolina’s Supreme Court. Continue reading.
Given its beautiful scenery and lush, coastal properties, South Carolina continues to be a popular vacation destination and haven for individuals and families. Yet, imagine the frustration of purchasing a home and later discovering signs of termite damage. What’s more, suppose that a previous owner concealed evidence of termites, or that a termite inspection company failed in detecting the damage during the inspection. What are your rights when termite damage to your home has not been disclosed? Continue reading.
Whether homeowners have purchased a home through a re-sale, or if their home was newly constructed, imagine the frustration when they notice a leaking window, misalignments in the window frame, loose gaskets or other physical damages. The hard reality when it comes to construction-type defects is that they may go unattended and unnoticed for some time, and a thorough inspection doesn’t always uncover potential damages. Even so, homeowners shouldn’t have to shoulder the heavy burden of costs and repairs. As an experienced voice for your defective windows claim, Attorney Taylor Anderson provides insight into the legal remedies available to you. Continue reading.
When an individual sustains a devastating injury from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, or when an object penetrates brain tissues, this can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Interestingly, symptoms from a traumatic brain injury can manifest immediately, or they may appear days or even weeks following the event, as explained by the Mayo Clinic. Even so, when a person experiences a TBI due to an accident or another’s reckless behavior, and they are seeking compensation, it is essential to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer. This is because each jurisdiction has its own laws pertaining to traumatic brain injuries. Continue reading.
Surprising to some, incidents involving escalators kill approximately 30 people and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, as noted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. An online version of Popular Science asks, “why are escalators so dangerous?” It explains that while the escalator was patented in 1892, the design hasn’t changed much. Thus, the landing platforms and entrance/exit methods continue to be a hazard, particularly when individuals are wearing loose clothing and shoes. Continue reading.
For residential homes and buildings, spray foam is a type of insulation that is considered toxic, particularly when it contains polyurethane. What’s more, if individuals are exposed to these materials before they are dry, the health risks are even greater. The following effects have been reported: Continue reading.
While legal issues that occur on land (i.e. workers’ compensation, criminal offenses and injuries) also occur on water, there are special considerations and legal rules that apply. What’s more is that there are international laws that apply in certain cases. Given these reasons, when individuals face a legal issue that has occurred on the water, they need an experienced injury lawyer to help navigate the nuances of admiralty or maritime law. Continue reading.